Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Eldridge Street time lapse

A diversion from The Bowery but related in some respects.......I just looked up the Delancey Farm and found this really excellent time lapse animation (I remember seeing it awhile ago but forgot about it, though I think its gotten more extensive since then).

Here is the sped up version of "The Block" by Zach van Schouwen. Click here for the web site version where you can vary the speed.

Its fascinating that in the late 70's almost all of the tenements disappear, since if Robert Moses had his way they would have anyway in the 50's.   I bet the Rivington School artists used this space frequently, though I seem to remember hearing that there was some sort of zen garden type art piece there in the 80's and its driving me crazy that I can't find a link.....(ok, found it.  It was on the other side of the street from this animation.  Adam Purple's Garden of Eden must have been beautiful in an otherwise burnt out LES.) 

Adam Purple's Garden of Eden

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe they took away that garden! It's suprisingly huge. Also, it looks like it belongs in Golden Gate Park, hah.